Have you ever been to one of Auckland’s Markets? If you haven’t why not take a step down to one! Swap your weekly food shop at the local supermarket and grab some fresh local produce at a farmers market.
There are so many benefits to Markets; you can get expert advice, get the freshest possible produce and make friends with farmers. So what are you waiting for? Start scrolling down to find your nearest market!
1.Grey Lynn Farmers Market
Address: Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road, Auckland
Days & Times: Every Sunday at 8:30 am – 12:00pm
About: The Grey Lynn Farmers Market was created to provide the community with access to fresh, local produce in a unique, vibrant inner-city location.
2. La Cigale French Market
Address: 69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland
Days & Time: Saturday 8:00am-1:30pm Sunday 9:00am-1:30pm
Every weekend except the weekend between Christmas and New Year
Telephone: +64 9 366-9361
About: La Cigale French Market brings a slice of France to New Zealand. This exceptional French Market has been voted Auckland’s Best Food Market by Metro Magazine for the last 8 years. You’ll find an amazing selection of top quality products from both New Zealand artisan producers and growers and from overseas. Why not give this award winning Market a visit today and start shopping for your weekly needs.
3. Parnell Farmers Market
Address: Jubilee Building car park at 545 Parnell Road, Parnell
Free parking available at 47-49 George Street.
Days & Times: Saturdays at 8am – 12:00pm
Closed between Christmas and New Year
Telephone: 09 555 5154
About: Buying at your local farmers’ market means you are buying what is in season. Here’s a selection of the following produce that is available at the market according to the growing season; fruit & vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, coffee, flowers, plants and products.
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4. Mt Albert Market
Address: 847 New North Road, Auckland, New Zealand
Days & Times:
Friday Food Truck: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday Farmers Market: 8.30am – 12:00pm
Telephone: +64 22 610 3696
About: Mt Albert Market Farmers market selling a wide variety of produce and groceries on Saturdays which provides spray free veg, organic bakery and free range butcher amongst other delicious treats.
5. Avondale Sunday Market
Address: Avondale racecourse car park, Ash Street, Avondale, Auckland
Days & Times: Sundays: 5am to Noon
About: Avondale Market is one of New Zealand’s largest Sunday markets. This multicultural market has products and food from all over the pacific and Asian continents, and excels in great deals in vegetables and fruit and car boot items.
The markets have a diverse cultural group of visitors and sellers and you can find many hard to get food items and the freshest food out west all in one location.
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6. Howick Village Market
Address: Howick Village Market, Picton Street, Howick Village
Days & Times: Saturdays 8:00am – 12:30pm
About: The food stalls represent a wide variety of cuisines while the woodcrafts, jewellery, garden adornments, roses, lavender soaps and creams, woollens and other hand-crafted products are all of the highest quality.
Howicks Markets frequently sells fresh produce, one of the best markets you’ll find in Auckland.
7. Matakana Farmers Market
Address: Matakana Farmers Market, Matakana Square, 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana
Days & Times:
Farmers market saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Matakana Village is open every day.
About: Matakana Farmers Market is a true foodie’s heaven with a focus on fresh, sustainable and local artisan goods.
8. Smales Farm Market
Address: 72 Taharoto Rd, Smales Farm, Takapuna, Auckland 0622
Days & Times: Second Sunday of every month 9:00am – 2:00pm
About: Smales Farm market delivers fresh, organic and sustainable goods and produce from Auckland’s leading artisans, all within a leafy and relaxed environment of Goodside, Smales Farm’s fantastic new dining hub.
9. Boric Food Market
Address: 1404 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Kumeu
Days & Times: Monday to Sunday – 8:00am – 6:00pm
About: Boric Food Market has been a local favourite for decades. The multi-generational Boric family orchard has evolved from a roadside fruit stall to the Largest and last remaining family owned and operated orchards in the Auckland region. Providing fresh produce, has delicatessen, artisan goods and homeware and children’s gifts.
10. Clevedon Farmers Market
Address: Clevedon Showgrounds, Monument Road Gate 6, The Munro Entrance, Clevedon, Auckland, New Zealand
Days & Times: Sunday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Telephone: +64 21 523 616
About: The Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market was founded in 2005, it provides a venue for growers and producers to sell and promote the quality freshness and variety of locally grown produce directly to the public.
11. Mangere Bridge Village Boutique Markets
Address: 43 Coronation Road, Mangere, New Zealand
Days & Times: Sundays 9:00am – 1:00pm
Telephone: +64 27 280 4551
About: Mangere Bridge Markets are full of fresh produce, tasty foods and creative crafts.
12. Titirangi Village Market
Address: 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland
Days & Times: Last Sunday of every month 10:00am – 2:00pm
Telephone: +64 22 631 9436
About: Titirangi Village Market is the best Arts and Crafts market in Auckland where you can find a perfect present, get all your foodie treats, check out the newest art and crafters work.
It’s the perfect way to spend a day out at the weekend, with your family or friends to take a look around the amazing local goods that they offer and discovering things you didn’t know existed. You will not be disappointed with visiting one of these markets, and will find yourself heading back on a regular basis!